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Narcissus & Echo

mount olympus · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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BILL MIKULAK certified reviewer June 12, 2017
tagged as: musical · Mythic · dance-tastic
Great energy and a clever mad-up of Ancient Greek myth and modern environmental concerns. The show was fast-paced, tuneful and well choreographed. The young cast was enthusiastic and professional.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2017
This play is fantastic, I think anyone will thoroughly enjoy it! I especially loved the hilarious performance by David Dimitruk playing Amenius and the inspiring performance of Liriope by Tessie Barresi.... full review
MARCUS J FREED June 13, 2017
So damn good. Narcissus & Echo is an Eco-musical that is breathtakingly well-directed/written by Elizabeth Lanier. It's like 'Hair' meets the environmental water crisis, set against the backdrop of post-coital Mount Olympus, replete with Ancient Greek shenanigans & mythological hi-jinks. The exceptionally well-cast actors nail it with 12-part harmonies, excellent timing & spot-on choreography. It left me yearning for more - to see a longer version, in a bigger theatre, with more set, costume & a bigger band. This is all a good thing: Lanier’s production achieves great heights through creativity, tight rehearsal, strong cast and excellent writing. ‘Narcissus’ is socially conscious and unashamedly funny - it has a lightness of touch and de... full review
KELSEY FARESE certified reviewer June 13, 2017
You know those shows your friend invites you to and your counting the minutes until it's over?...yeah- thats not this show. The quality of this production from a content, talent and entertainment perspective is a 10 across the board. Not one second of the show is lagging. The quick pace, witty dialogue and seamless transitions make this a show coming out for. I hope to see more work from this director/writer/producer. ... full review
ASHLEY STEED stage raw and la bitter lemons June 16, 2017
This modern adaptation of the Narcissus and Echo myth blends it with current environmental issues surrounding clean and accessible water. Written and directed by Elizabeth Lanier and original music by Ian Michaels and Jetta Juriansz, this crew has created a show that is both humorous and affecting. Echo (played Jetta Juriansz, who displays a gorgeous voice) works as the marketing director for Watair, a synthetic water company owned by Zeus. Hera, Zeus’ wife, owns a rival synthetic water company called Rainsip. Consumed by jealousy, Hera takes away Echo’s voice leaving her only able to repeat what’s said to her. Needless to say, this affects her ability to do her job marketing Watair. She returns to the forest where she meets Narcissus (a ... full review
CRASH BUIST certified reviewer June 16, 2017
This is a fantastic fringe offering, and you should fight someone to get a ticket. Because it will certainly continue to sell out.... full review
LIV BENGER certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Blown away... full review
ISABELLA PETRINI certified reviewer June 18, 2017
tagged as: ensemble · musical · comedy · Greek Mythology
This show was a riot. An original musical rooted in environmental issues, inspired by an outside the box take on the pressing tale from Greek mythology. Potentially a nod to the music and style of "HAIR," each of the performers channel explosive energy in each of their roles, delivering a powerful message through a very unique approach. This show is the perfect balance of music and comedy that could definitely be developed into a higher production quality show in the near future. But, see it while you can at Fringe, because they really made a lot out of a little. Great use of space and theatre resources. Never a dull moment and you will quickly latch on to a favorite character.... full review
BO POWELL certified reviewer June 19, 2017
This is a great show. Fun, relaxed, topical, educational, funny, social everything a piece of theatre should be. ... full review
GREGOR HORSPOOL certified reviewer June 19, 2017
Listen up, Hollywood, Writer/Director Elizabeth Lanier has something to say, and you need to hear it. In her 50-minute short, Narcissus & Echo, Lanier takes on global water shortages utilizing Greek Mythology and modern-day PR; but if you think you’re in for an evening of soap-box lectures, don’t worry, the preaching ends at the door. Instead, Lanier lets her playbill do the talking, and the stage do the entertaining… Armed with nothing but a keyboard, a ukulele, and their voices, the cast of eleven work the small stage as a unit, driving a fast-paced musical comedy that keeps you entertained throughout. The story itself is simple enough: Zeus (Rishi Arya) and Hera (Alexa Giuffre), at ends as always, vie for the Water Nymphs talent to mar... full review

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